Great information for anyone starting out in the fixer-upper business. The author has served his apprenticeship in the trenches. -- Fixer Jay P. DeCima, Investor and Author
It's full of useful tips and advice. I have used these methods to make a good living in real estate. -- Paul Hoyt, Real Estate Investor, Tucson, Arizona
Terry Sprouse has created a profitable rental business in his spare time. What sets him apart is he took action. -- Bob Zachmeier, Investor, Educator, Author
This book is beyond a simple how-to guide, it provides inspiration for seekers of a way to achieve financial success. -- Cynthia Pope, Ph.D., Connecticut
With the wit of Will Rogers, this book provides simple guidelines for restoring homes, and sanity to our crazy lives. -- M. D. Matlock, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.E., President, American Ecological Engineering Society, Award-winning designer of green neighborhoods for Habitat for Humanity, Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Arkansas.
Terry Sprouse, his wife Angy, and their two sons have been buying, repairing and renting fix-up houses for the last seven years. Terry started out buying a house extremely bad shape, repairing it, and renting it out. He experienced almost all aspects of the business because it is his goal to do everything himself with as little outside help as possible. Terry promotes repairing and renting out properties as a way for the average person to make extra money in their spare time, gain independence from their 8:00 to 5:00 jobs, prepare for retirement, and to learn valuable skills in self-sufficiency and dealing with people that can be acquired in no other way.
Terry was formerly a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras (1985-88). He has a graduate degree in Arid Lands Studies. His hobbies include rainwater harvesting and solar energy utilization.